Rolls-Royce

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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
349 Reviews
3.5
349 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance possible and some very paternal (if outdated) HR policies (in 33 reviews)

  • There are also good benefits and initiatives to recognize good worker (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Culture is not suitable for anyone who believes in work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management tend to secure their roles through experience rather than skill (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally good place to work, but they are starting to cut jobs in an attempt to outsource more.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - General Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary.
    Good benefits.
    (At least my job) good hours.
    Smart group of people (salary).
    Cool product.

    Cons

    Aging products, with nothing new really coming up.
    Hourly (union) workforce is disgruntled.
    Old school management in most places. If you have been there a long time, have a military past, and kiss up you will be a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find ways to keep the work local. I am scared to death to see some of our "outsourcing" places.. the quality is poor and people will pay the price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I love my job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company great people and competitive pay

    Cons

    just loss holiday time. Too many old folks with antiquated ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, offer a buyout for the old folks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great engineering company for good engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities and great career flexibility for great engineers. Good pay, though not so well differentiated for those top performers looking for financial recognition. Exciting to see your work flying...though patience is required due to long product lifecycles.

    Cons

    Satellite facilities seem to suffer from myopic corporate focus on activity near HQ. Need i say more? Skills-portability may be limited depending on specific line of engineering activity. Big company frustrations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralize. Too many decisions made from afar with unintended consequences more consequential than those that were intended.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was not looked at as just an intern, but instead a valuable part of a team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Vast opportunity to further your career in any direction you choose.

    Cons

    Dealing with the union and its ridiculous rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the union.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    General Machinist

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    Former Employee - General Machinist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Machinist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally clean plant. Older supervisors are more relaxed and able to make decisions. Depending on tier, can be good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Each union contract, pay and benefits get reduced. There are 4 tiers, shameful. Company continually outsourcing parts so fewer and fewer workers. Building old so they are systematically moving good jobs. New plant in Virginia may be gearing up for those jobs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic 9 years at Rolls-Royce Engine Services-Oakland.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and training program.

    Cons

    Compensation package. Pay is less in a market where it should pay more, considering the company is located in the bay area. Annual performance raises aren't in line with the increase of cost of living. Middle management is strong but leadership team is weak; leadership needs to take more time to listen to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to better understand how to benchmark comparable salaries in the bay area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome products to work on, great technology, and good opportunities for growth if you have the drive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Work Package Owner in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Work Package Owner in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Promotions are there if you want them, but sometimes you have to be your own best advocate. Benefits are good compared to similar industries. Paid overtime. In Indianapolis, the work/life balance is great; flex hours, good managers.

    Cons

    RR loves to have reorg's amongst their management structure. Not sure it impacts the daily work of most, but it is a distraction. Pay slowed over the last 5-6 years.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    work life balance is very good

    Cons

    perks, vacation, benefits keep diminishing

  10.  

    They don't make cars anymore...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learned how to work cohesively with engineers

    Cons

    Training for the position was very limited; dealing with HR was like pulling teeth!

  11.  

    Solid place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shop Technical Support Desk in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Shop Technical Support Desk in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment , good opportunities to move up in corporate structure

    Cons

    Very strict policy that can be annoying at times

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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